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Author: Chod Stephens | Last Updated: 09/13/2017 | Comments: 2
To help environmental researchers who measure solar radiation improve their measurements and simplify their lives, Campbell Scientific and Apogee Instruments teamed up to develop a new sensor. This new sensor combines features from higher-end blackbody thermopile pyranometers and lower-end silicon photocell pyranometers. The CS320 Digital Thermopile... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 08/30/2017 | Comments: 3
If you have read recent revision history for the Device Configuration Utility (also known as DevConfig), you may have run across the following note: “New USB drivers (RNDIS) were added for [supported] datalogger.” What's that all about? you may have wondered.
Sounds boring, eh?
We think it... read more
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 08/17/2017 | Comments: 0
We recently released the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger, and you may be wondering how it compares with our widely used CR1000 datalogger and our innovative CR6 datalogger. If you’re in the market for a new datalogger, how do you know which one is best... read more
Author: Raina Mithrush | Last Updated: 08/11/2017 | Comments: 0
The Future of Solar Power in India The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), an initiative of the Government of India and Indian State Governments, has targeted generating 100 GW of the country’s national power through solar sources by the year 2022.
In the next few... read more
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 08/02/2017 | Comments: 3
It should come as no surprise that the CR1000 datalogger (introduced in 2004) has been an incredibly successful datalogger. With nearly 100,000 deployed, this datalogger has been installed on every continent on the earth. Using the design success of the CR1000, Campbell Scientific integrated many... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 07/19/2017 | Comments: 0
In an April 2016 blog article (“Handling New Device Drivers in a Changing Windows World”), I wrote that Campbell Scientific was ending Windows XP support for our hardware device drivers. In that article, I also mentioned that Windows XP support might end for other products... read more
Author: Danelle Fash | Last Updated: 07/04/2017 | Comments: 0
What do you do when a trusted supplier of 27 years asks if you’d you like to develop and install several brand-new stations, with unique demands, in a country where you have limited installation experience?
You jump at the chance.
At least that’s what the team at... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 06/28/2017 | Comments: 0
Security codes are the oldest method of securing a datalogger. They can effectively prevent innocent tinkering and discourage wannabe hackers—actions that could potentially wreak havoc on the integrity of your data. In this article, I’ll discuss the different security codes and how to use them... read more
Author: Alan Hinckley | Last Updated: 06/14/2017 | Comments: 2
If you are considering using pyranometers in your measurement application, there are many things you should know about them and how they work. Having this information in hand will help ensure you select the type of pyranometer most suitable for the data you need for... read more
Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 06/08/2017 | Comments: 1
Have you ever heard someone mention "ET" and wondered what it meant? Assuming the person wasn’t talking about extra-terrestrials or Entertainment Tonight, the conversation was probably about evapotranspiration. Evapotranspiration (or "ET") is the water lost through plant transpiration and soil and plant evaporation. The images... read more
Author: Alexia Ferrari | Last Updated: 06/01/2017 | Comments: 0
An Innovative RWIS that automates decision-making
Campbell Scientific Canada (CSC) is pleased to announce its intelligent Road Weather Information System (RWIS) in collaboration with the city of Magog, Quebec.
To better monitor Magog’s 550 km of roadways during the winter, Magog and Campbell Scientific Canada have established... read more
Author: Gary Roberts | Last Updated: 05/31/2017 | Comments: 0
Maybe you’re like me when it comes to skipped scans. I have always disliked seeing skipped scans in my dataloggers. I have been trained to watch out for them and do my best to write my CRBasic programs in a way that makes them not... read more
Author: Bart Nef | Last Updated: 05/17/2017 | Comments: 6
Although air temperature and relative humidity (RH) sensors provide the benefit of an economical means to collect measurement data for two parameters, there are some issues related to these sensors that you should be aware of. In this article, I’ll provide some background on air... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 05/04/2017 | Comments: 0
Are you wondering what size battery and solar panel you need to run all of the devices in your data acquisition system? How will you know if your power supply can keep pace with your needs? To get these answers, you will need to estimate the... read more
Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 04/13/2017 | Comments: 0
If you are a Campbell Scientific customer, you may have heard of SDMs and multiplexers. But recently we added a new family of peripherals, called CDMs, to our product line. So, what are CDMs? How can they help you with your measurement needs? How do... read more
Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 03/08/2017 | Comments: 4
Have you ever set up a Campbell Scientific datalogger as a Modbus slave and discovered that your data was not arriving at your SCADA system as you expected? You may have quickly realized two things: troubleshooting the communication problem is not an easy task, and... read more
Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 02/22/2017 | Comments: 0
Have you come across situations where you want your datalogger to initiate data retrieval, rather than your PC? For example, do you have an environmental condition that you want to transmit alarm data for?
Although IP-based communication is prevalent, sometimes you may need datalogger-initiated communication because... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 02/15/2017 | Comments: 2
You may be familiar with R for data processing and analysis. But do you know how to easily import data that is in Campbell Scientific’s TOA5 format into R? In this article, I’ll briefly discuss R and TOA5, and then share a function to create... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 02/08/2017 | Comments: 0
Are you concerned about frost damage to your crops?
There are a number of high-value crops that are critically vulnerable to frost damage. Especially on buds, flowers, and early fruit, frost can cost growers thousands of dollars per acre.
For a long time, many growers have monitored... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 01/25/2017 | Comments: 6
Have you had problems finding an SMTP server to use to send emails from your datalogger? Are compatibility issues causing you to look for a work-around? Keep reading for a solution that may be just what you need.
In 2006, we added the ability in... read more